Friday, May 16, 2008

a praise and a prayer

hi. most of you, well i think many of you know that a great many of relatives are not Jesus followers. two of those people, my gammy, (mom's dad), and my dad.

my gammy what one would call "elderly." i didn't really think of her as that until recently when she started to become less youthful. so many of her friends of died and so has her husband. sad days i say. wull, it's been an interesting few years since she moved back to the bay area (she's canadian). my mom, sister, (and sometimes myself) encourage her in the things of God (whatever that is supposed to mean). last week, she came with us to the mother daughter banquet at church and you know i was thrilled to spend time surrounded by women's ministry in all its glory. however, God likes to slap me in the face. in short, the speaker spoke about depression and how God rescued her from it. my grandma was ballin. we didn't get a chance to really talk about it (and i mean, how do you talk about depression with your grandma?). well, today, i got a card from her that said "praying for you." ok, it doesn't seem like much and who knows what or whom she is praying to, but i mean, really, that is the first mention of spiritual things from her in quite some time. PTL!

then there's my dad. i don't understand where his anger comes from. i so pray that he would he seek the things of God! sadly, i am reminded of Romans 3:10-12 (There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God. All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one.) please pray that God would open his eyes and break his heart over his sin and condition and that repentance would be true of his life. please pray that my family and i would learn to show Christ as paul wrote about in 1 Peter 3:1 (Wives, in the same way be submissive to your husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives).

oh, p/s-i really miss y'all

1 comment:

Jillian McLaughlin said...

"won over without words" - pretty convicting. i like that translation. miss you steigs. ONE WEEK til you leave! :) yay! i'm praying for you :)